Answer to Question #6360 in Economics of Enterprise for lamarcus streeter

Question #6360
3. Suppose a firm relies exclusively on the payback method when making capital budgeting decisions, and it sets a 4-year payback regardless of economic conditions. Other things held constant, which of the following statements is most likely to be true? a. It will accept too many short-term projects and reject too many long-term projects (as judged by the NPV). b. It will accept too many long-term projects and reject too many short-term projects (as judged by the NPV). c. The firm will accept too many projects in all economic states because a 4-year payback is too low. d. The firm will accept too few projects in all economic states because a 4-year payback is too high. e. If the 4-year payback results in accepting just the right set of projects under average economic conditions, then this payback will result in too few long-term projects when the economy is weak.
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Expert's answer
2012-02-07T15:42:08-0500
e. If the 4-year payback results in accepting just the right set of projects
under average economic conditions, then this payback will result in too few
long-term projects when the economy is weak.

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